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Emphysema Prognosis After Quitting Smoking: What to Expect

16 Sep 2017
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Emphysema Prognosis After Quitting Smoking: What to Expect

It’s important to know the facts about emphysema prognosis after quitting smoking. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect when you quit smoking.

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Preparing for COPD and Cold Weather

12 Sep 2017
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Cold temperatures are particularly healthy for anyone, let alone if you have COPD. With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to breakdown the process of Preparing for COPD and Cold Weather in order to keep you healthy and breathing clear this Fall and Winter season.

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7 Foods that Fight Lung Inflammation

29 Aug 2017
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Foods that Fight Lung Inflammation

If you have a lung disease you most likely have also experienced some sort of lung inflammation. Getting a new medication may provide help, but when the medication wears off you still have the inflammation. A more natural way is eating the right foods. Check out this article and find out what foods may help reduce and control lung inflammation.

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What is the Cause of Pneumoconiosis?

23 Aug 2017
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What is the Cause of Pneumoconiosis?

Pneumoconiosis describes several occupational lung diseases that are caused by prolonged exposure to irritants like mineral dusts and particles. It is a type of interstitial lung disease, which is characterized by lung inflammation from inhaled substances that settle deep into the lungs. Pneumoconiosis primarily affects coal miners, iron foundry workers, millers, carpenters and employees in…

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Is Emphysema a Fatal Disease?

Is Emphysema a Fatal Disease?

There is no cure for emphysema. However, describing it as “fatal” may not be entirely accurate. While emphysema does shorten life expectancy, many patients are able to manage their symptoms with treatment and live long, fulfilling lives. The long-term effects of emphysema and other forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) largely depend on the…

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How Common is Emphysema?

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How common is emphysema?

The National Emphysema Foundation estimates that 3.1 million Americans have emphysema. This progressive disease usually affects adults over the age of 45 who are long-term smokers or workers in the coal mining, iron ore mining and related industries. It is most often caused by prolonged exposure to tobacco smoke and inhaled irritants such as coal…

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What Is the Medical Condition COPD?

22 Aug 2017
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What Is the Medical Condition COPD?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a medical condition that may involve lung scarring, inflammation, an overproduction of mucus and a gradual loss of elasticity in the airways. There are actually several conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that are considered to be forms of COPD. These conditions can affect people in different ways,…

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What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Person With Pulmonary Fibrosis?

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that usually becomes more severe over time. As lung scarring and inflammation become more pronounced, they can significantly impact a person’s life expectancy and quality of life. The extent of this impact, however, can vary from person to person. Some people with pulmonary fibrosis live for many years after their…

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What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

When physicians cannot determine the precise cause of a patient’s pulmonary fibrosis, it is classified as idiopathic (of unknown origin). Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is extremely common. In fact, most cases of pulmonary fibrosis are not linked to one specific cause. In most cases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is actually the result of several different factors. These…

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